The joint venture, Agribotix-Latin America, is headquartered in Panama City and has additional offices in Mexico City and Santiago, Chile. Regional sales, training and customer service will be provided by Agribotix-Latin America and its authorized dealers.
According to Agribotix, the joint venture enables rapid, efficient expansion of reach for both companies. Latin America represents a large market, with substantial acreage dedicated to agriculture. Agribotix provides agricultural intelligence using agriculture-specific, drone-enabled technologies, and Eco BCG provides clean technologies for business operations, including agricultural production.
Growers, non-governmental organizations, agronomists and authorized dealers can use drones to collect aerial field data, which is then uploaded to Agribotix-Latin America's cloud platform. Agribotix specialists then return high-resolution images and actionable reports that can be used to optimize inputs and to identify issues – enabling increased crop yields and profits.
Agribotix-Latin America has two offerings: a turnkey, integrated drone data collection and analysis solution, as well as the cloud-based FarmLens data processing solution for customers who already have their own drones.
“Just a few weeks into our launch, the joint venture has already signed nearly a dozen customers,” notes Lou Faust, CEO of Agribotix. “It's indicative of how ag intelligence is being embraced globally, and Agribotix is playing a emerging leadership role in that growth.”